On Saturday 24 March, there will be citywide events celebrating The Lost Hour, as clocks will go forward an hour. To celebrate the lighter nights, Portsmouth will play host to a variety of fantastic events. This is the fourth year of The Lost Hour, and this year’s theme is Literature, celebrating Portsmouth’s literary sons, Charles Dickens and Conan Doyle.
For the whole day, and into the evening, venues across the city open up, giving people the opportunity to enjoy tours, workshops, exhibitions and performances. Most of these events are family friendly, and they are all absolutely free!
We have got some great events lined up, including tours of our beautiful theatre, dance performances, a modern re-telling of a classic Shakespeare play, and much more! As well as all the events taking place throughout the city, the Big Screen in Guildhall Square will display work written by the Portsmouth Writers Hub and Writers Squad.
What’s more, you can also create your own short story in just one text message of 140 characters to be shown on the screen! All you need to do is text SCR POR followed by your short story to 81333. Texts will be charged at standard network rates. You can send your text until March 20. A selection will be showcased on the big screen on March 24.